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Digestive problems include constipation, heartburn, reflux and upset stomach. Learn about causes, risks and treatments for these conditions.

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Celiac Disease Overview

If Superman had celiac disease, his weakness wouldn't just be kryptonite anymore -- he'd have to worry about wheat, barley and rye. How does gluten manage to wreak such havoc?


Can an ulcer kill you?

 Can an ulcer kill you?

Ulcers can form inside your body and on your skin. Find out if ulcers can kill you at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do stomach bugs make you throw up?

 Why do stomach bugs make you throw up?

We know it seems gross, but vomiting is sometimes necessary to expel bodily intruders. Find out why stomach bugs make you throw up at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are stomach ulcers caused by stress?

 Are stomach ulcers caused by stress?

Stress can take a toll on your health in many ways, but is a stomach ulcer one of them? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does it mean when you’re vomiting bile?

 What does it mean when you’re vomiting bile?

Vomiting bile isn't a pleasant thing, but what does it mean and what is your body trying to tell you? Learn about vomiting bile at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Serious Causes of Diarrhea

 Serious Causes of Diarrhea

There are some serious causes of diarrhea that can cause chronic problems. Learn about serious causes of diarrhea at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Get Rid of Gas

 How to Get Rid of Gas

Do you know how to get rid of gas? Find out how to get rid of gas in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Effects of Diarrhea on Children and the Elderly

 Effects of Diarrhea on Children and the Elderly

The effects of diarrhea on children and the elderly can be life threatening. Learn about the different symptoms and effects of diarrhea on children and the elderly. See more »

How to Prevent Constipation

 How to Prevent Constipation

You can prevent constipation by drinking more fluids, eating fiber and exercising. Learn how to prevent constipation from this article. See more »

How to Stop an Upset Stomach

 How to Stop an Upset Stomach

You can stop an upset stomach by avoiding trigger foods, reducing alcohol and caffeine intake and implementing lifestyle changes. Learn about how to stop an upset stomach in this article. See more »

How to Treat Food Poisoning

 How to Treat Food Poisoning

If you just got home from a fantastic meal but begin to have terrible stomach cramps, you may have to treat food poisoning. Learn about how to treat food poisoning here. See more »